Our big girl went to the vet yesterday to get checked out. She weighs a whopping 70 lbs, which is big for a girl!
She has still been settling in, but has two specific spots on the linoleum that she likes when she is overheated.
The only bad part: she doesn’t tell you that she will be in front of the door when you get home. It’s pretty often that I smack her in the butt with the door.
So to get to my story about letting our moose loose in the hallway…
We live in a luxury apartment complex in the heart of campus. A couple nights ago we were in the middle of cooking dinner when Mike (my live-in boyfriend) decided to give her a tennis ball. She went nuts with the tail wagging and ears completely perked.
(Note: She loves balls ;) Not like that.. jeez! But really, the bigger the better! haha. If she sees a basketball, it’s all over.)
Since it’s summer time, our apartment building is pretty much vacant. Due to this, we decided it probably wouldn’t be that big of a deal to let her out in the hall off leash. We’re 14 floors up and no elevator leads directly to the outside, so how far could she get?
Step one: slowly open the door to the outside world (aka, the carpeted hallway).
Step two: take a deep breath as she slowly leaves the safety of our apartment.
Step three: make her realize we have the tennis ball.
Once she saw the ball, she pranced 10 feet away eager to play. With her full undivided attention, we decided to roll her the ball. Indie quickly got on top of it, put it in her mouth, looked up, made a quick 180, and ran full speed in the other direction.
Mike and I did not panic, we figured as she hit the end of the straightaway, where the hallway makes a sharp turn, she would just turn back. WRONG! As she hit the corner, she made a quick left and disappeared from sight. As it sinks in, Mike yells “OH SHIT” and takes off after her.
After a few seconds, I decided to jog in their direction. I didn’t get far before Indie rounds the corner at full speed with the tennis ball in mouth, and Mike nowhere to be found. As she blasts past me, I squeak her squirrel toy at her, sending her into a power slide 180, and then races towards me. I duck into the apartment with the door open and in slides our little racer, drool and all.